Pneumomediastinum, pneumothorax, and cervical emphysema following mandibular fractures

Gregory Minton, Harold Kai Tu

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Subcutaneous emphysema of the neck and pneumomediastinum following facial trauma in the absence of neck, chest, or abdominal injuries is a rare entity. A case report of bilateral cervical subcutaneous emphysema, pneumothorax, and pneumomediastinum secondary to mandibular fractures is presented. The anatomic mechanism of injury, diagnosis, and treatment modalities are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)490-493
Number of pages4
JournalOral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1984


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